Yamaha RX-Z11 11.2 Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver

YAMAHA Updated: 2007-10-08
Yamaha RX-Z11 11.2 Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver

Made for iPod
The optional YDS-10 Universal Dock lets you connect your iPod to this receiver. You can listen to your iPod music and watch iPod images and movies on your monitor via the receiver. You can also operate your iPod via the receiver’s remote unit with the On-Screen Display and charge your iPod. Works with:iPod nano, iPod mini and iPod (Click and Wheel)

Dolby® TrueHD is Dolby’s next-generation lossless technology developed for high-definition disc-based media. Dolby TrueHD delivers tantalizing sound that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master, unlocking the true high-definition entertainment experience on next-generation discs. When coupled with high-definition video, Dolby TrueHD offers an unprecedented home theater experience that lets you enjoy sound as stunning as the high-definition picture.

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus: Dolby® Digital Plus is the next-generation audio technology for all high-definition programming and media. It combines the efficiency to meet future broadcast demands with the power and flexibility to realize the full audio potential of the upcoming high-definition experience. Built on Dolby Digital, the multichannel audio standard for DVD and HD broadcasts worldwide, Dolby Digital Plus was designed for the delivery formats of the future, but remains fully compatible with all current A/V receivers. With Dolby Digital Plus, you get even higher-quality audio, more channels, and greater flexibility. Amaze your ears.

DTS HD Master Audio
DTS HD-Master Audio: DTS-HD Audio delivers sound quality that matches the clear and vivid images of high-definition video. Blu-ray and HD-DVD discs deliver five times the video resolution of standard DVD and produce images with stunning realism. But that's only half of the story. You need incredible sound to complete the high definition experience and DTS-HD Audio provides the highest quality multi-channel sound possible. Movies come alive with sound as lifelike as the picture, and music becomes as real as a live performance.

XM - XM Ready
These receivers are XM SATELLiTE RADiO (XM Ready), allowing you to hear over 150 digital channels of music, news, sports, talk and entertainment from America's number one Satellite Radio service. With the addition of the XM Connect and Play digital antenna accessory (sold seperately) just subscribe to XM SATELLiTE RADiO and hear radio as it was meant to be!

XM HD Surround Sound
XM and Neural Audio Corporation announce XM HD Surround, which provides content with six discrete channels of digital full fidelity audio powered by Neural Audio technology. Marking the first time that a radio company has broadcast in 5.1 Surround Sound twenty-four hours a day. Beginning in April 2006, XM will broadcast the Fine Tuning® (XM Channel 76) and the classical pops music channel XM Pops (XM Channel 113) in XM HD Surround. XM will also broadcast a variety of special shows and live music performances at the XM studios in XM HD Surround.

Neural Surround THX Technologies
Neural-THX® Surround makes surround music, radio listening and games more accessible and enjoyable. Neural-THX Surround’s unique encoding process provides the rich envelopment and discrete image detail of surround sound in a format 100% compatible with stereo for use in CD’s, Radios, portable digital music players and digital music downloads. With superior spectral resolution and channel separation, Neural-THX Surround draws the brain’s attention to the sonic details in musical instruments, vocals and ambience that are typically masked by other playback systems. This allows the listener to fully experience the richness and subtleties in recorded performance as never before.

HD Radio
HD Radio, the only digital broadcast system in America approved by the FCC, offers you crystal-clear, CD-quality sound via existing AM/FM radio bands. In addition, it gives you program-associated data and the ability to tune to multiple programs at the same dial position. Over 2,500 radio stations are in the fast lane upgrading to HD Radio broadcasting to reach 95% of America's population, and more than 230 stations are onair now.

SRS Circle Surround II
Circle Surround II is an advanced surround sound decoder that enables up to 6 channels of surround sound from surround encoded (Lt/Rt) and Circle Surround encoded material and is backward compatible with mono, stereo and most matrix decoders.

THX Ultra2 Plus
THX Ultra2 Plus is the ultimate benchmark for audio performance in the home. THX Ultra2 Plus certification is reserved for receivers that have the power to deliver sound to a wide viewing area in large home theaters and media rooms. The recommended room size for THX Ultra2 Plus Certified AV receivers is 3,000 cubic feet or larger, with a minimum 12-foot viewing distance from the video display to the primary seating positions. THX Ultra2 Plus Certified receivers include a number of proprietary THX technologies, including THX Surround EX and THX Loudness Plus. Each technology is designed to compensate for the acoustical errors that occur when movies, music and games are translated from the professional studio to the home environment.

High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is the first and only digital interface to combine uncompressed high-definition video, multi-channel audio and intelligent format and command data in a single digital interface. HDMI switching, providing the most advanced method of delivering high quality video signals to a home theater system to enable the reproduction of DVD and satellite TV sources with HD quality. HDMI can also send the digital audio signals from sources such as DVD Audio, CD, Dolby Digital and DTS to provide simple components connections.

8 Ch Ext Input
8 additional input jacks for discrete multi-channel input. Front (Left, Center, Right), Rear (Surround Left & Right, Surround Back Left & Right) and Subwoofer.

Yamaha latest evolution of CINEMA DSP utilizes four Quad CINEMA DSP engines and permits lossless decoding of 192kHz signals, while providing 3D processing that gives the sound field an extra vertical dimension. In its full 11-channel configuration setting it adds two presence and two rear presence speakers, offering the enjoyment of a completely new sound stage.

Digital ToP-ART
Digital ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) is the name Yamaha has given to a design philosophy whose goal is to maximize digital quality while minimizing analog circuitry. The culmination of Yamaha’s long experience in digital engineering and design, it brings together several key elements to create the best-sounding, A/V components available on the market.

SILENT CINEMA makes it possible to hear large-scale surround sound through ordinary headphones! This is a variation of CINEMA DSP technology that Yamaha developed to let you listen in private to movies and other multi-channel sources for hours without listening fatigue. Virtual CINEMA DSP lets you enjoy the effects of CINEMA DSP surround sound without using surround speakers (handy for use in custom installations where some rooms don't have surround speakers). It can be used with the front / center / presence speakers or even with just the two front left and right speakers.

Network Receiver
Using a local area network (LAN) connection and Windows Media Connect technology ver.2 or better, Yamaha Network enabled receivers allow you to play MP3, WMA and WAV music from up to four (4) PC’s. The receiver can even be used as a client for Yamaha’s MusicCAST home music server, seamlessly integrating with the MCX-2000 digital audio server within your LAN. The Network Receiver also provides the ability to listen to any of the thousands of stations available on Internet radio when connected to a broadband Internet connection. By using the included MP3 vTuner data service that is enabled, looking for content on the Internet couldn’t be easier, from your favorite Rock, Pop, or R&B to Podcasts that cater to your music interests. With a USB terminal on the front panel you now have a convenient way to play music from USB flash drives and portable USB music players. Yamaha Network Receivers get you connected to the vast music content available anywhere on your LAN and on the web.

Compressed Music Enhancer
Yamaha employs sophisticated digital signal processing with exclusive algorithms to enable playback that improves the performance of compressed music formats, including MP3 and WMA. With the Compressed Music Enhancer, highs and especially lows are richer and smoother, bringing music back to life to be as close to the original as possible.

YPAO Automatic System Calibration
Yamaha’s YPAO system uses a small microphone and sophisticated equalization to automatically set the best sound for any room, no matter where the speakers are. First it checks the speaker connections and phase of each speaker. Then it sends out tones which are captured by the microphone to analyze the room acoustics and sets a variety of parameters, such as the speaker size, the distance of the speakers and even the sound pressure level, etc. Until it achieves the best sound conditions for your room and you don't have to do anything!

RX-V2500 and newer models have an improved system that is faster (less than three minutes), also adjusts frequency response, and provides three programed EQ patterns, plus the ability to manually adjust parametric EQ settings. Six YPAO settings can be held in memory and recalled via two system memory buttons on the remote control.

RX-Z11 11.2-Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver
Yamaha takes receiver evolution to a new peak with an enormous range of exciting capabilities.

Unprecedented Audio Performance

* Trilateral Sound Development for the HD Audio era
* Discrete 11-channel amplifier configuration delivering a total of 1,180W (140W x 7 + 50W x 4)
* Digital ToP-ART and High Current Amplification with high quality and custom-built audio-grade parts and devices used throughout
* Super Stable Chassis design

High Sound Quality

* Preamplifier Stage
* New Pure Direct for lossless audio formats also
* Pure Ground DAC Concept
* High quality preamplifier block design
* Low-Jitter PLL and Digital Clock Circuits
* High quality headphone amplifier circuit
* Power Amplifier Stage
* All-Channel Current Feedback Circuit
* Hybrid Low Noise Power Supply
* Symmetrical Layout and New Power Circuit Layout
* Low-impedance, minimum loop print pattern
* Thick aluminum panels and large, heavy feet

High Picture Quality

* Latest HDMI 1.3a specification supports Deep Color (30/36 bit) transmission, xvYCC color space, 120Hz and 24Hz Refresh Rates and Auto Lip-Sync compensation
* Analog and HDMI digital video signal upscaling to Full HD 1080p and downscaling to 480p format
* Analog video to HDMI digital video upconversion capability
* 4 Component Video in and 2 monitor outs

Surround Realism

* New CINEMA DSP HD3 creates lush, dense, accurate sound field
* THX Ultra2 Plus surround modes
* Improved Compressed Music Enhancer
* Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control) and DSP effect level controlling capability

Advanced Features

* Network Receiver Capabilities
* Network port to connect a PC and Yamaha MCX-2000 or access the Internet Radio via LAN
* Compatible with Windows Vista & Windows Media Player 11 as well as Windows Media Connect
* PlaysForSure network device support
* 2 USB ports (1 on front, 1 on rear) to connect USB memory devices or portable audio players
* Supports MTP devices and Mass Storage Class devices
* Supports 500mA power from USB port
* Supports USB HDD (FAT32 format, up to 2TB)
* iPod compatibility via optional Yamaha Universal Dock YDS-10
* Advanced YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer) for automatic speaker setup
* Multiple point measurement feature for multiple listening positions
* Specialized parametric equalizer for standing wave reduction
* Speaker angle measurement feature for optimized CINEMA DSP
* YPAO Easy Starter
* HD Radio™ digital broadcast reception capability
* XM ready with XM HD Surround powered by Neural-THX Surround Decoder
* Multiple Subwoofer connection capability
* 6 or 8-channel additional input jacks for discrete multi-channel inputs
* 10 System Memories for Main Zone and 4 System Memories for other each Zone
* GUI on-screen display of six languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Japanese

Versatile Zone Control

* Intelligent assignable amplifiers: bi-amping and multi-zone control (Zone 2/Zone 3/Zone 4)
* Preamplifier Mode
* Zone 2 video output (component and composite) with OSD capability Zone 2 digital audio output (coaxial)
* Party Mode
* Display of song data and radio information on zone OSDs
* Sleep timer and mute level for all zones
* Zone Mono
* Flexible and assignable dual +12V trigger outs